Privacy Policy

Effective as of February 1st, 2019

As you probably have heard, there are a bunch of new data privacy laws if you are a visitor that required GDPR compliance as of May 25th, 2018.

If you live in the USA or Canada, the new GDPR compliance does not apply to you, and I apologize for all the extra fine print.

With that said, my message below is for everyone.

Any information you choose to share on this site is only used to perform the tasks you requested. Your personal information is protected with password protection, and I keep only what I absolutely need to perform the tasks you requested and ensure the best reader experience for you.

You will only receive what you request. For example, if you sign up for the newsletter email, that will be what you get. You will get all the information you need before clicking the Subscribe button, so you can make an informed choice.

Thank you for visiting, subscribing to my newsletter, commenting, linkups to link parties, and for trusting this site to take care of and respect your information that you entrust with me.

As the owner of this website, Styled by Kristen Wiltgen, I understand that your privacy is of critical importance. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until it’s set expiration date, unless deleted by the user before that date. A session cook, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user’s session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website
  2. Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website
  3. Personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you
  4. Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally
  5. Advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you
  6. Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy polis is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  1. Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
  2. Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  3. Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
  4. Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
  5. Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
  6. Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occor, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter or enter a promotion. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Registration of Account Data

We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, birthday, postal code, screen name, and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post).

We may also collect information about you through other methods, social media platforms, verification services, data services, and giveaways.

We may use third parties to provide the functionality to allow you to register for the Site, in which case the third party will also have access to your information. Otherwise, we will not provide any personally-identifying information about you to third parties, except as required by law.

We may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

  1. Access your personal data
  2. Ensure the accuracy of your personal data
  3. The right to have us delete your personal data
  4. The right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
  5. The right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to use at styledbykristenwiltgen@gmail.com.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this Site, please email us at: styledbykristenwiltgen@gmail.com.